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CPJ joins in creation of ecumenical “Federal Election Resource”

2015 is a federal election year. As such, it is a time that Canadians are invited to reflect on their values, their priorities, and the kind of country they would like to live in.

As we always do in an election year, CPJ is preparing an Election Bulletin (due out early September) that includes a public justice analysis, as well as policy recommendations and questions for candidates on our priority issues: poverty elimination, climate justice, and refugee rights.

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Groundings: Of Pigsties, Stewardship, and the Flourishing of Creation

From The Catalyst Spring 2015

At a recent meeting of CPJ’s Board of Directors, an agenda item proposed changing one word in our mission statement. After a spirited discussion, we voted unanimously to replace “stewardship” with “the flourishing of creation.” Despite the word change, the fertile biblical concept of stewardship remains a core element in CPJ’s vision and mission. Thus, the fascinating, somewhat comical, history of the word “steward” is rich and worthy of brief reflection by CPJ’s community.

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Over 4,000 postcards call for an Anti-Poverty Plan

At a meeting on Parliament Hill, the Dignity for All campaign presented the All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus with 4,000 postcards calling for a National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada.

The postcards, as well as an addition 1,300 online signatures, were addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. They were gathered on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, in 45 communities across the country.

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